The bonanza of chicks is good news for the vulnerable seabirds. by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story Puffins face existential challenges, but the little birds found a new role in Maine this summer: baby boomers. The 2017 nesting season was the most productive on record for a group of vulnerable… Continue Reading
Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Cool fact: Gray squirrels will hide food all over the neighborhood, each time taking note of surrounding landmarks and use spatial memory and smell to recover buried food. This is harvest season, a time to prepare for the long winter ahead. In the city and in the country, gray squirrels are… Continue Reading
NRCM took an hour-and-a-half cruise out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock aboard the Hardy Boat for an up-close look at some of Maine’s favorite coastal summer residents, Atlantic Puffins on Friday, July 21. The birds are here only during the short breeding season, and this was the perfect time to see them, as well… Continue Reading
“This Bald Eagle was sitting in a tree overlooking Pocasset Lake in Wayne.” Photo by NRCM member Jane Davis of Wayne, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
Many cultures consider marten to be symbolic of luck, bravery, or kinship.
“Did you ever see a raccoon…swimming? I went for a foggy early morning paddle on Dyer Long Pond in Jefferson and saw this critter heading across the lake. A first for me.” Photo by NRCM member Callie Wronker of Jefferson, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of… Continue Reading
Shad look like the “perfect” fish: forked tail, tapered body, and silvery all over, with a dark spot just behind the gill.
These Great Blue Heron photos were taken by NRCM member Richard Flanagan of Fairfield, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
“I love Maine because you never know what you are going to see wildlife wise anywhere you go. So I always bring my camera. Some friends decided to go on the Kennebec River on a party boat. It was a beautiful afternoon last July with a clear blue sky and the river was fairly calm…. Continue Reading